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Barry and Janet Neubauer were first introduced to the Community Foundation through family friend and CFSEA founder, John Ignatius, who Barry admired. They connected with CFSEA because they were interested in the opportunity to give back to the community they grew up in. In 2005, they made their first donation and established a Smart and Caring Community Fund. Barry and Janet made the decision early on to become Heritage Club Members. This means they have included CFSEA in their future plans through a bequest, life insurance, trust arrangement, or other asset of choice. Barry also currently volunteers on the CFSEA Endowment Development Committee and the newly formed Cypress County Advisory Committee. Barry was instrumental in supporting the development of the Cypress County Community Fund which allows residents to give where they live.  In fact, the Janet and Barry were the first donors to contribute to the newly established fund.

“Congratulations to CFSEA on the establishment of the Cypress County Community Fund. As long time residents of Cypress County, we were pleased to donate to the fund as it will enhance the resources available to local non-profits.” – Barry and Janet Neubauer

Long-time residents of Cypress County, Barry has spent the majority of his life in the area with the exception of a brief stint in Calgary while attending the University of Calgary. Barry spent the majority of his working life involved on the family farm and ranch, though he is no longer active in ranching. Janet was born in Medicine Hat and moved to Cypress County in 1982. Both Barry and Janet attended Medicine Hat College and the University of Calgary. Janet was employed by the provincial government for many years and retired in 2007.

They both enjoy travelling, spending time in Cypress Hills, and gardening. As true philanthropists, Barry and Janet are giving of their time, talent, and treasure. They find pleasure in many volunteer activities. CFSEA is grateful for Barry and Janet, donors, volunteers, and friends of the Foundation.

“We have a deep connection to Cypress County and Southeastern Alberta. It is home.” – Barry and Janet Neubauer

“30 Stories for 30 Years”